Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. CrystaI MacHott
This is my 15th year of teaching, and my 6th year teaching 2nd grade! In past years, I have taught 4th grade, kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 5th grade at three Corona schools. My master's degree is in Reading Instruction, and I love helping to grow children into readers!
When I’m not teaching, I love spending time with my husband, our two hilarious girls (Keira is in 5th grade and Elliana is in 3rd), and our doofy dog, Chandler.
Here are a few of my favorite things:
Colors: purple and aqua
Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Harry Potter series
Books: Harry Potter series, The Tale of Despereaux, nonfiction books on teaching and/or social issues
Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff
TV Shows: "F.R.I.E.N.D.S." reruns, "Impractical Jokers," HGTV
Places: home, Coronado Island, the movies, Hawaii, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Target (haha!)
Part of teaching: reading aloud to kids and helping them grow into enthusiastic readers!
Causes: St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, UNICEF, animal shelters, the environment
"It is no bad thing celebrating a simple life." -J.R.R. Tolkien
"Everything is hard before it is easy" -Goethe
"Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." -Kate DiCamillo